You can access your Financial Aid Award and view your financial aid information online through the myGSU online portal.
You will have access to the portal after you are accepted at GSU. This is a quick and easy way to monitor your financial aid status.
To view your financial aid information:
- Log in to the myGSU portal at mygsu.govst.edu
- Click on the "Online Services" tab
- Click on "Financial Aid"
This is the area where you can view your award letter and accept/reject your financial aid awards. In "Bank Information (U.S.)," you can update the school with direct deposit information so that any financial aid refunds can be sent directly to your checking or savings account.
Also under "Online Services," you can view "Financial Information" to see your account summary by term to check your account balance. There you can see if you have an outstanding balance and owe money, if you are all paid up or if there is a credit on your account that will be refunded.
Financial Aid Resources
Nerdscholar is a financial literacy website that equips students and their families with resources they need to make smarter financial choices about college and beyond.
You or your parents may be eligible for a tax credit. The two available tax credits are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. For more information and breakdowns on these tax credits please visit the Tax Incentives for Higher Education section of the IRS website.
Prepaid Tuition and 529 Plans
The State of Illinois offers the College Illinois Prepaid Tuition Plan and the Bright Start College Savings Plan. The value of any education savings plans should be included as other investments on the FAFSA form.
If you are using Prepaid Tuition/529 benefits at Governors State, contact the Financial Services Office at 708.235.3990 to arrange those payments.